NFL Star Drops to His Knees in Emotional Moment as He Scores Dramatic Touchdown Hours After Son's Death

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It was a dramatic moment as Marquise Goodwin scored a touchdown to help the San Francisco 49ers capture their first victory of the season, but what fans and those watching at home didn't know was that the wide receiver had decided to play despite losing his son just hours earlier.

It was the heartbreak of losing the newborn earlier that day that caused Goodwin's eyes to flood with emotion after catching the 83-yard touchdown pass.

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At about 4 a.m. Sunday, Goodwin's wife, Morgan, had to prematurely deliver their first born child due to complications. Sadly, the baby did not make it.

Goodwin posted a photo on Instagram of his hand touching the tiny fingers of his son as he praised his wife.

“...Although we are hurt, I am grateful for the experience and grateful that God blessed me with a wife as courageous and resilient as Morgan. The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable. Please Pray for the Goodwin family. ??”

Right before reaching the end zone, the wide receiver appears to blow a kiss toward the sky before collapsing to his knees after crossing the goal line.

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His teammates ran down to comfort him in the end zone as Goodwin kept his head was on the ground.

Goodwin posted the video on Instagram of his touchdown with praying hands and angel emojis.

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Morgan posted on Instagram following her husband’s touchdown and the 49ers' 31-21 victory over the New York Giants:

“… Today, I had to deliver my precious baby boy early this morning due to preterm labor. Despite our loss, my hubby kept grinding, scored his son a touchdown & got our first “W” of the season. He had a wonderful game today…Our faith is strong.”

This whole week has taken an emotional toll on my husband and I, Struggling to keep our healthy baby safe in my womb. However, God had other plans for us. Today, I had to deliver my precious baby boy early this morning due to preterm labor. Despite our loss, my hubby kept grinding, scored his son a touchdown & got our first “W” of the season. He had a wonderful game today. I️ appreciate everyone who kept us in their prayers and constantly checked in on us. This was truly and an amazing experience and it was also a tragic experience. But that’s okay because we won’t stop fighting and we won’t give up on what God has in store for us. It’s just important for us to remember that things happen for a reason, even though we may question ourselves “why us.” Our faith is strong. I just ask that you let us mourn in peace and ask that you not try and call/blow our phone up. ?? #RIPBabyGoodwin #PretermLabor #PregnancyLoss #StayingStrong

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Goodwin and Morgan announced the pregnancy in September.